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Astound Illustrator Gloria Félix’s Book Signing At The Smithsonian!

Published on 03/10/2022

This Hispanic Heritage Month, Astound artist Gloria Félix was invited by the Smithsonian to hold a book signing for “Nuestra America: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States.”

Held on the September 17th, the event celebrated the opening of the National Museum of the American Latino and the 25 years of Latinidad at the Smithsonian.

“Nuestra America”, written by Sabrina Vourvoulias and published by Running Press Kids, is a particularly special title for Gloria, having been the first book she illustrated!

The anthology illustrates the stories of notable Latino figures such as pioneers Luis Álvarez and Sonia Sotomayor; artists Celia Cruz and Lin-Manuel Miranda; activists César Chávez, Sylvia Rivera and Emma González; military veterans Olga E. Custodio and Macario García; and entrepreneur and health care advocate C. David Molina.  Excitingly, at least 20 of the stories featured in “Nuestra América” will be exhibited in the Molina Family Latino Gallery!

We couldn’t be more proud of Gloria for her involvement in such an important part of the Smithsonian’s history, as we celebrate the wonderful contributions of Latina and Latino people to the history of the USA.

Click here to get your copy of “Nuestra America: 30 Inspiring Latinas/Latinos Who Have Shaped the United States” today!

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